(A)Why have you despised the word of the Lord, (B)to do what is evil in his sight? (C)You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and (D)have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.

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16 (A)But they kept mocking the messengers of God, (B)despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, (C)until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

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13 Whoever (A)despises (B)the word[a] brings destruction on himself,
    but he who reveres the commandment[b] will be (C)rewarded.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 13:13 Or a word
  2. Proverbs 13:13 Or a commandment

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